[SEDXC] Claimed Scores, Last Week's Contests; This Week's Contests
k4bai at worldnet.att.net
Wed Dec 30 08:20:12 PST 2009
Claimed Scores, Last Week's Contests:
1. Stew Perry Top Band Distance Challenge.
N4PN 476 2,217 SOHP 13.5 GA SECC
K1ZZI 408 1,800 SOHP 10:50 GA SECC
N4KG 215 1,250 SOHP 6 AL ACG
K4BAI 318 1,074 SOHP 9:11 GA SECC
KY5R 62 930 SOHP 4 AL ACG
K4OD 119 900 SOLP 13.25 GA SECC
K4ZGB 160 766 SOLP 6:30 AL ACG
NM2L 124 758 SOLP 3.5 GA SECC
K9AY 39 608 SOHP 2 WI
K4LY 107 505 SOHP ~4 SC CDXA
WB4MAK 135 489 SOHP 8 GA SECC
W4NZ 100 432 SOHP 3 TN TCG
AK4I 90 206 SOHP 7.5 GA SECC
W4DD 62 200 SOLP 6 GA SECC
KG4USN 28 ? SOLP ~2 GA SEDXC
2. South Dakota QSO Party
W4UCZ 4 3 24 SOLP CW __ GA SECC
I think the SD QSO Party sponsors made a serious mistake by not
publishing any suggested frequencies. I spent a good deal of time
Saturday morning and early afternoon searching 40 and 20M for SD
stations. It would have helped to have known a frequency to start
looking on each band and mode. The smaller the ham population of the
target area (state, in this case), the more important suggested
This Week's Contests:
1. North American QRP CW Club Milliwatt Sprint. Tonight local,
0130-0230 UCT Thursday. For awards, run one watt or less. 80, 40, 20M
CW. For awards, use simple wire antennas only (single element vericals
are OK). Exchange: RST, SPC, NAQCC# or state. Look for me at one watt
and see if you can hear me.
2. QRP Fox Hunt, Thursday night local, 0200-0330Z Friday. Use no more
than 5 watts and work only the two foxes. They will be hiding between
7030 and 7050 kHz. Exchange: RST, SPC, Name, Power. Foxes will be
N4SAM, Sam in AL and W9CF, Kevin in AZ. Foxes usually start out
listening split "up" or "d."
3. NCCC NA Sprint Practice. Thursday night local, 0230-0259Z, Friday.
Usual rules except use a mechanical, not electronic key. This is to go
along with Straight Key Night. 20, 40, 80, 160M. 100W maximum. One kHz
QSY rule. Exchange: both calls, #, name, SPC. This does not count for
the ladder series, but is a "bonus" practice.
4. NCCC Practices for ARRL RTTY Roundup. I have previously forwarded
these announcements to the reflectors and didn't keep a copy here at the
office. I do recall that they are Thursday and Friday local dates and
that one of them runs at excactly the same time as the CW practice
Thursday night at 0230-0300Z Friday.
5. ARRL Straight Key Night (SKN). 24 hours of Friday UCT. Use a hand
key or bug. Send "SKN" instead of "RST" before the signal report. CW
ragchews. Send ARRL a list of stations worked and your vote for the
best fist heard (not necessarily worked) and your most interesting QSO.
6. ARRL RTTY Round Up. 18Z Sat to 24Z Sun. (maximum 24 hours).
80-10M RTTY, Digital. Exchange: RST + S/P or Serial # for stations
outside US and Canada. Club competition.
7. EUCW 160M Contest. 2000-2300Z Sat and 0400-0700Z Sun. 160M CW
only. Exchange: RST + Name + Affiliated Club + member # (or "NM" for
non member). Affiliated clubs include FOC and FISTS. Each station can
be worked once per session.
8. Kids Day Contest. 18-24Z Sun. 80 - 10M (including 17 and 12M) SSB
plus two meter repeaters. Exchange: Name + Age + Favorite Color.
9. 80M QRP Fox Hunts. Tuesday night. Rules same as for 40M Thursday
night Fox Hunts except frequencies are 3550-3570 kHz. Scheduled foxes
for Tuesday are NG7Z Paul in WA and W8RU Ron in MI.
Happpy New Year to all. Hope everyone has a good week and a lot of
QSOs. Low frequency bands are pretty good right now. Good idea to take
advantage of the opportunity for good DX on those bands while it lasts.
73, John, K4BAI.
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